Before you dive in, please read this.
IF YOU KNOW WHAT YOU WANT, YOU BETTER BE WILLING TO DO WHAT IT TAKES.
Firstly, I say this with love. I am going to explain what I mean so you can feel my tough love, with love.
SO…It’s important to me that my son regularly spends time with his grandparents who live a half a dozen states away. I’m not the kind of person who believes you have to live in the same state in order to be a family, but I very much value him growing up knowing he spent quality time every summer with his grandparents and cousins.
Well today is the day, this morning we flew to meet the grandparents so I could drop him off for a few days, then I would fly back home the same day.
THAT BEING SAID… I’m not the best flyer. I love to fly but as soon as we hit rough air, I white knuckle the seat in front of me and legit start to hyperventilate. (I hit bad turbulence in high school and ever since then, no thank you)
IF I WANT MY SON TO SPEND TIME WITH HIS FAMILY, I GOTTA FACE MY FEAR OF TURBULENCE AND… GOTTA PUT ON BRAVE FACE FOR MY SON.
*No other way around it.
Same with our dreams, if we want to make shit happen.. we gotta be willing to do what it takes – which usually involves facing and feeling our fears.
We’re there moments when I was scared on the plane today? YES.
Did I have a thought of HOLY SHIT, how am I going to keep my panic from my son in those moments? YES.
But did I? Mmm, I told him ahead of time “mommy doesn’t like the bumps” and he told me HE will keep me safe. ❤️
I did my best. I prepared both of us to brace in those scary moments.
My son will never know how hard I was working to stay calm. And that made me proud of myself. I distracted myself by focusing on him… and it worked.
HE IS MY DREAM, my dream of him being an adult who grew up with grandma and grandpa… I distracted myself by focusing on my dream.
How can we use this when actually working on our dreams?
When we focus on our WHY… the fear of what it takes to get to the end doesn’t feel as turbulent.
- – Keep your eye on the prize.
- – Brace yourself for turbulence but don’t let it stop you from doing what you came here to do.
- – TRY TO enjoy the ride. It made those bumps so much easier to handle watching my sons joy knowing he was going to see his family.
In the end, it’s ALL worth it.
Get out there and brave those bumps.
I DARE YOU.